It might be hard to start a conversation with your elderly loved ones sometimes. Especially if you’re on the younger side, it can feel like you don’t have much in common and don’t have much to talk about. And if you’re tasked with elder care, you might be spending all your time with the senior in your life, and all your standby conversation topics are starting to feel stale. Coming up with new questions to ask seniors can feel pretty daunting when you grew up in completely different words.Read More…
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It’s no secret that August in St. Louis is hot. It’s muggy, it’s gross, it’s oppressive. However, there are certain things we can do to lighten up those heavy summer days. Finding fun senior activities for August can make the weather more bearable, and they can make the days fly right by. We’ve compiled some of our best ideas for senior activities for August and organized them into this helpful numbered listRead More…
Father’s Day is when we honor and spoil our dads to thank them for all that they’ve done for us. As our fathers age, it can become tougher to think of ways to honor a guy who has everything thing he needs. Here are a few suggestions. Hopefully there’s something that you and the special guy in your life will enjoy.
Valentine’s Day is a day for celebrating love. We often focus on our significant others on this holiday, but don’t forget other loved ones too. It’s a great occasion to show your love for all family and friends. This includes the senior loved ones in your life.
Father’s Day is fast approaching. Showing appreciation for the special man in your life doesn’t have to be a stressful ordeal. We’ve put together some gift ideas to help with the annual dilemma of what to get for dad.
Celebrate Mom by spending time together this Mother’s Day. St. Louis offers lots of great opportunities for enjoying the big day. We’ve listed 10 popular possibilities.
Among the flurry of activities and excitement, remember that the greatest joy is time spent with loved ones. Regular visits, outings and involvement can raise the spirits of everyone in the family. The greatest gift for a senior during the holiday season is companionship.
August 21 marks National Senior Citizens Day, which originated in 1988 when President Ronald Regan issued Proclamation 5847. On this day, people are encouraged to recognize and show appreciation for the value and contribution of elderly people to home, family and society.
Sunday marks National Parents' Day. The holiday, which occurs every year on the fourth Sunday in July, is a day to be with family and show love, gratitude and affection to parents and parental figures for the role they play in our lives.
Shopping for elderly loved ones can be difficult. They’ve accumulated a lifetime of gifts and may feel they have everything they need. However, needs change with age and it is possible to find a treat to make a senior’s holiday season a little more special.
Cooler weather and beautiful changing leaves make fall a great time for family activities. These are a few activities we think are worth checking out.
Sunday is National Senior Citizens Day – an event that encourages us to reach out and honor the elderly population. Senior Citizens Day began in 1988, when President Ronald Reagan signed Proclamation 5847.
The Fourth of July is a popular holiday to spend with friends and family enjoying barbecue, parades and fireworks. Celebrations with senior loved ones may require a little extra planning due to frail conditions or memory issues. These guidelines can help everyone enjoy the Fourth of July and other gatherings this summer.
Many seniors celebrate the arrival of spring by returning to their gardens. In addition to being a way to enjoy nature, gardening can also help seniors maintain their independence.
Perhaps not, but there’s more to the old saying than you might think – especially for seniors and their caregivers. Life can seem humorless for aging seniors and their able-bodied yet overwhelmed caregivers, however, a good laugh might be just what the doctor ordered.
The unusually mild weather makes it hard to believe that summer’s over halfway through. We’ve gathered some of our favorite posts to help you enjoy the rest of the season – whether it’s pleasant outdoor walking weather or a good day to stay inside and enjoy the A/C.
It wasn’t until recently that my view of senior living facilities started to change. For many years, the mention of a facility would conjure childhood memories of visiting bleak settings where loved ones spent their final years.
Every year from May 6 to May 12 we celebrate National Nurses Week, in honor of Florence Nightingale (born on May 12), who is widely regarded as the founder of modern nursing.
For many long-distance caregivers and family members, holiday visits can be eye-opening. Spending time together may reveal aspects of a senior loved one’s condition that aren’t noticeable over the phone.
All year, and especially around Thanksgiving, we at Seniors Home Care focus on giving.
For many families, Halloween is an evening to enjoy time with the kids; but what about the other end of the spectrum. For seniors, the holiday can be scary in a very real sense. This is particularly true for individuals with dementia, physical limitations or living alone.
From guiding the blind to fetching the Sunday paper, “man’s best friend” has proven to be a great friend indeed. It seems that as research increases, the benefits provided by our four-legged friends do as well – particularly for seniors.
March Madness is here and sports fans are gathering with friends and family to enjoy the excitement. Although few people are aware, bonding over sports can be quite beneficial for senior fans – even those with Alzheimer’s and dementia.
While the holidays are times for good cheer, they can also be quite hectic and stressful. The season of celebration and breaking away from everyday life can be especially difficult for people with dementia and their caregivers.
Another steamy summer is upon us, but don’t start that three month air-conditioned hibernation just yet. St. Louis offers lots of good times that won’t work up a sweat. These are five of our favorite senior-friendly summer activities.
St. Louis summers can be sweltering, but residents know that come December, the temperatures can stay below freezing for days and weeks at a time. The resulting ice, snow and cold weather can be a hazard for people of any age, but those over 60 should take extra caution. Winter weather and seniors just don't mix well. Below are a few things you can do to help you stay safe this winter season:
As a leading St. Louis home care company, we are always looking for ways to help our clients and their families. A cell phone can be a helpful tool to both caregivers and clients. Text and video messaging can allow a caregiver to talk with a senior on a very personal and confidential level.
As a professional providing Private Duty Home Care , I am reminded more and more that we all rely on technology in every day life and business. With just a phone call away, phones and electronic devices can allow family members who care for their relatives and loved ones, to enjoy the many pleasures the warmer weather brings. Summer time in St. Louis is a great time to enjoy the many water parks, lakes and streams we are so fortunate to have. Just dont forget to protect those items in your pocket.
With nearly 50 percent of adults 75 years or older owning a cell phone, according to Pew Research Center, many seniors are discovering how a mobile device can enhance their lives. In addition to the peace of mind from knowing you can reach someone when you need to, older Americans are using their mobile devices to stay in touch with loved ones, take pictures and connect on social media sites.
I recently spent some time with one of my favorite clients. Cela is 90 yrs old and full of life—a real fireball. Cela was a classical violinist whose concert career took her all over the world.
Most gifts I recommend that people buy are geared towards helping a senior citizen increase their levels of independence. There are always small gifts that you can find online or on the Home Shopping Network that an elder might find interesting.
If you are searching for the perfect gift for a senior citizen for the holidays, that the recipient will truly appreciate, here are some excellent tips and ideas.